Owing to the surge in the COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, the federal government is considering tightening smart lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus, as per the reports of local media, citing sources.
A high-level meeting that was led by the Prime Minister of Pakistan in the capital city has taken the decision that the provincial governments would be playing a pro-active role in creating awareness among the people about the imposition of the SOPs for protecting them from getting infected by the virus.
The meeting has also taken the decision to involve the local public representatives more in curbing the spread of the novel virus in the country.
The meeting has also agreed to implement the strict lockdown if people keep on violating the SOPs.
The meeting also reviewed the needs of the healthcare workers and doctors who are combating against the virus at the forefront.
The nationwide count of the coronavirus cases has increased beyond 80,000 with 28,923 patients who have recovered from the disease and 1,688 coronavirus-related deaths
On the other hand, the government of Sindh has taken the decision of conducting free home test service for coronavirus.